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Full Name
Thomas England Duncan
Rank Last Held
Thomas England
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
First Known Rank
Occupation before Enlistment
Next of Kin
Mrs Puke (mother), Reporoa, New Zealand
Marital Status
Enlistment Address
Reporoa, New Zealand
Military District
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 133
Western Desert
Military Awards
Military Medal (MM)
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
24 October 1942
Age at Death
Year of Death
Memorial Name
  • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua
Memorial Reference
Column 101.
Biographical Notes
Thomas England Duncan was the son of Samuel and Mako Duncan, of Wharepaina, Auckland, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Whakarewarewa Village, Memorial Gateway, Rotorua (photo J Chong, 1998)
  • Whakarewarewa Village, Memorial Gateway, name plaque (photo J Chong, 1998)
  • Whakarewarewa Village, Memorial Gateway, commeorative plaque (photo J Chong, 1998)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:

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